Del Mar Stable News

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Breeders' Cup Notes Nov 3, 2017

Friday, November 3rd, 2017   (1 month ago)
CLASSIC NOTES Arrogate, Collected, Mubtaahij, West Coast – Hall of Fame trainer Bob Baffert’s runners for the $6 million Classic went out for 1 1/4m gallops at Del Mar Friday morning. Baffert said that everything...

He Will Rallies to Win Lure Stakes

Thursday, November 2nd, 2017   (1 month ago)
He Will © Benoit Photo Under a masterfully-timed ride by Hall of Famer Mike Smith, He Will, a lukewarm 5-2 favorite, rallied from next-to-last turning for home to charge to the lead in the final...

Breeders' Cup Daily Notes Nov 2, 2017

Thursday, November 2nd, 2017   (1 month ago)
SENTIENT JET JUVENILE Bolt d’Oro – Owner/trainer Mick Ruis stood outside barn LL at Del Mar Thursday morning admiring the calm manner in which Bolt d’Oro carried himself while cooling out from his 1 ½m...

Breeders' Cup Notes Nov 2, 2017

Thursday, November 2nd, 2017   (1 month ago)
CLASSIC NOTES Arrogate, Collected, Mubtaahij, West Coast – All four of trainer Bob Baffert’s runners for the $6 million Breeders’ Cup Classic went out for 1 1/2m gallops at Del Mar Thursday morning. Baffert said...

Stable Notes Nov 2, 2017

Thursday, November 2nd, 2017   (1 month ago)
Bookies Luck © Benoit Photo SPOTLIGHT HITS CAL-BRED BABIES ON BREEDERS’ CUP UNDERCARDS Among the rich undercard races on the Breeders’ Cup days of racing Friday and Saturday are two for California-bred juveniles. The fourth...

Four Major Stakes Enhance Friday's Breeders' Cup Program at Del Mar

Thursday, November 2nd, 2017   (1 month ago)
Silent Bird © Benoit Photo In addition to the quartet of Grade I Breeders’ Cup races scheduled for Friday – the Juvenile Fillies Turf, Las Vegas Dirt Mile, Juvenile Turf and climactic Longines Distaff, Del...

Master Merion Wins Let It Ride Stakes as Breeders' Cup Week Begins

Wednesday, November 1st, 2017   (1 month ago)
Master Merion © Benoit Photo Ultra consistent Master Merion, never worse than third in eight career starts, further enhanced his record Wednesday with a convincing triumph in the featured $79,340 Let It Ride Stakes, a...

Stable Notes Nov 1, 2017

Wednesday, November 1st, 2017   (1 month ago)
Norberto Arroyo, Jr. © Benoit Photo ‘REBUILDING’ MEET FOR DEFENDING CROSBY RIDING CHAMPION ARROYO A victory aboard California Silver in the third race on closing day of the 2016 Bing Crosby meeting, his 12th of...

Breeders' Cup Notes Nov 1, 2017

Wednesday, November 1st, 2017   (1 month ago)
CLASSIC NOTES Arrogate, Collected, Mubtaahij and West Coast – All four of trainer Bob Baffert’s runners for the $6 million Classic went to the track at Del Mar for the first time Wednesday morning. They...

Breeders' Cup Notes Oct 31, 2017

Tuesday, October 31st, 2017   (1 month ago)
CLASSIC NOTES Arrogate, Collected, Mubtaahij, West Coast – Bob Baffert’s four runners – Arrogate, Collected, Mubtaahij and West Coast – all shipped from Santa Anita Park to Del Mar in the wee hours of Tuesday...

Stable Notes Oct 31, 2017

Tuesday, October 31st, 2017   (1 month ago)
THE UNDERCARD STAKES: NOT B.C. BUT NOT A BAD PLACE TO BE Of the five races leading to the four $1 million-or-more Breeders’ Cup events on Friday, three are stakes with $200,000 purses. Three more...

Breeders' Cup Notes Oct 30, 2017

Monday, October 30th, 2017   (1 month ago)
Gun Runner © Eclipse Sportswire CLASSIC Arrogate/Mubtaahij/Collected/West Coast – Defending champion Arrogate signaled his readiness for the Breeders’ Cup Classic Monday with a bullet 5f work in 1:00 for trainer Bob Baffert at Santa Anita...

Stable Notes Oct 30, 2017

Monday, October 30th, 2017   (1 month ago)
Del Mar Paddock © Eclipse Sportswire DAWN OF 2 B.C. (BING CROSBY MEET, BREEDERS’ CUP) HAS ‘EM BUZZING The Bing Crosby Fall season at Del Mar opens Wednesday. Friday and Saturday the Breeders’ Cup World...

Stable Notes Oct 29, 2017

Sunday, October 29th, 2017   (1 month ago)
Gun Runner © Eclipse Sportswire GETTING TO KNOW DEL MAR, GUN RUNNER GALLOPS TWO MILES Looking every bit the favorite that he figures to be for Saturday’s $6 million Breeders’ Cup Classic, Gun Runner galloped...

Stable Notes Oct 28, 2017

Saturday, October 28th, 2017   (1 month ago)
Sharp Azteca © Eclipse Sportswire DEL MAR TRACK MAKES A GOOD FIRST IMPRESSION ON NAVARRO New York/New Jersey-based trainer Jorge Navarro, like many horsemen a first-time visitor to Del Mar, was among a group who...

Stable Notes Oct 27, 2017

Friday, October 27th, 2017   (1 month ago)
Chad Summers and Mind Your Biscuits SUMMERS SAVORS THE DEL MAR FALL AND MIND YOUR BISCUITS Chad Summers was in the vanguard of East Coast-based trainers to arrive at Del Mar for the Breeders’ Cup...

Stable Notes Oct 26, 2017

Thursday, October 26th, 2017   (1 month ago)
Lady Aurelia TICK, TOCK, TICK, TOCK … BREEDERS’ CUP COUNTDOWN GETS SHORT The Longines Countdown Clock on the corner of Via de la Valle and Jimmy Durante Boulevard, ticking down to the 2017 Breeders’ Cup...

Strong Close Nets Prat Solo Jockey Title; Baltas, D'Amato Tie for Trainer Crown

Monday, September 4th, 2017   (3 months ago)
Flavien Prat © Del Mar Thoroughbred Club Flavien Prat returned from a trip to his native France to win seven races in the last three days of the meeting to claim outright for 2017 the...

Hronis Brothers Sweep Del Mar Owners' Crown

Monday, September 4th, 2017   (3 months ago)
Pete & Kosta Hronis © Benoit Photo Brothers Pete and Kosta Hronis were Del Mar champs – for the third time – for owners at the 2017 Del Mar summer meet which ended Monday. During...

Del Mar Juvenile Fillies Turf

Monday, September 4th, 2017   (3 months ago)
Terra's Angel © Del Mar Thoroughbred Club SASHA RISENHOOVER (Terra’s Angel, winner) – “This is so special. Words can’t begin to tell. This is the most special race I’ve ever been involved in in my...